Hysterectomy and heart disease

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I take monthly infusions of IVIG for low IGG immunoglobulin and very low IGA. I have heart disease, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, arthritis, irritable bowel back issues, migraines basically been falling apart since 2007 when diagnosed with sarcoidosis. Which now has healed itself after oncologist ruled out cancer. Wondering if hormones could help?
My GYN and I have agreed to keep my ovaries as long as they are not diseased, I am only 34 years old and in both sides of my family I have a history of heart disease & osteoporosis. Therefore, there is no reason to take greater risks & getting my ovaries removed. She mentioned women who get their ovaries removed at a younger age tend to have a higher risk of these conditions.
I am sorry you are suffering from both PCOS and endo that is leading you to hysterectomy. I assume you already know that hysterectomy is not a cure for the insulin resistance of PCOS or for endo. Some women do get relief, either temporary or permanent, but some don't (I don't know the percentages). I had a hysterectomy 9 years ago at age 49 - absolutely the WORST thing that has ever happened to me but I did not have a chronic pain condition. The hormone HELL alone has been life-shattering.
These treatments may include further investigation into the state of disease in the coronaries, which could lead to heart disease, and carotids, which could lead to stroke, as well as the legs, and treating the significant areas of blockage that are found. Treatment with lifestyle modification and medication may slow the natural advancement of the disease.
Hysterectomy for benign, non cancerous, indications is one of the commonest surgical procedures in women, but the association between the procedure and the increase risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), heart attack and stroke is not fully understood. Hysterectomy has traditionally been considered the method of choice for treating a variety of benign, non-cancerous, gynecological disorders due to the low surgical complication rate and definite cure of these diseases.
you will find literally thousands of websites that say that removing ovaries is a bad idea, and you increase your risk of Parkinson's, heart disease, and osteoporosis (depending on your age at the time your ovaries are removed). Some websites said you increase your odds of dying before 80yo by as much as 9 percent if you have your ovaries removed.
Also, what other problems would possibly be created by having a total hysterectomy at age 41 or 42? I heard that there would be an increased risk for heart disease, is that true? My Gyn said that he probably would not recommend HRT with my family history if I do get the hysterectomy. Would this mean that I would age too quickly? Thank you in advance for answering all these questions.
I had all my parts removed for a benign ovarian cyst and I never could have imagined how that would cause a whole cascade of problems and loss of quality of life. You said your ovaries are small for your age. They have likely atrophied due to your hysterectomy and loss of blood flow and feedback loop with the uterus. The ovaries naturally shrink after menopause but they continue to produce hormones at least until age 80 in women who have all their parts.
I am 49 years old and had a hysterectomy last august. prior to that my cholesterol was a little high but now it is as follows: Total 279 Trig 151 HDL 50 LDL 211 My doctor suggested meds however I have an extreme allergy to most meds so I am scared to death to take them. I started exercising/walking 30 mins a day almost 8 weeks ago. I am also watching what I eat. Is there a correlation of me having the hysterectomy and it going up. I am beyond scared.
Hence the follow up complete hysterectomy. I am 2 weeks post op and doing ok apart from not sleeping well and night/day sweats. I have been reading about increased risk for heart disease in women who had their ovaries removed, would hormones help protect the heart? I am planning on seeing an endocrinologist to talk about HRT and Bio identical hormones, but does anyone have any advice on this.
I already have heart disease and from what I can tell from the new research, removing my ovaries could also remove years from my life with out even the small protection that the ovaries continue to provide after menopause. What should I do?
I am getting married in a few months and so I need to carefully consider whether a hysterectomy is best or not. I have seen the video at hersfoundation and, quite frankly, it scares me. I don't want to lose my sex drive or my job or have my bladder fall - like that's part of problem I would be hoping to fix! There are heart disease issues in my family without aggravating it as well. Could I hear from some of you with your experiences post-hysterectomy?
Shelly, I am also scheduled for a hysterectomy and bladder repair. Whether the ovaries are removed is totally up to me. My original thought was "remove it all" so I don't have to worry but after researching I'm thinking about leaving my ovaries. I was recently remarried and I'm concerned about the exact same thing and worried about weight gain and libido. I am however miserable 2 weeks out of the month with several large fibroids and have had 3 bouts of cervical precancer.
I find no specialist or GP will give you these unless you have a doctor who actually understands the disease and the pain it causes. Let me know and I will be very happy to help you out.
I have no energy and no sex drive. I'm seriously thinking about getting a hysterectomy. I came hear and have been reading horror story after horror story. I'm wondering is anyone happy with their decision to get a hysterectomy? Need adice.
I am 42 and going tomorrow to book in for an hysterectomy, i have endo and have had numerous ops to remove this. On my last op 8 mnths ago they tld me i ca not have any more ops and i must have a hysterectomy and leave in my ovaries. I really do not know what to do, i have my mom, auntie and cousin who all have had one and 2 friends who have said it was the best thing they had (they had a total). I have been reading your posts and now im scared out of my brain with the does and donts.
Well I be damn, I'm not the only hysterectomy-notwannabe out there. I'm 38 and I had a hysterectomy in Oct.07 , I still have both ovaries,but I have gained about 15 lbs since the surgery, there has to be something out there for us. I thought you would lose weight with the damn surgery,what is going on?
I just read your comment on this website today (2-9-13) and think I have found what I have been searching for. I had a partial hysterectomy 30+ years ago and my life and marriage went into a devastating tailspin a couple of years later. I found myself with a very strong sex drive and found myself cheating on my husband while at the same time wanting him to "rescue" me. I tried everything at the time: counseling, help with hormone issues.
dee26 I am 26 years old and just had total hysterectomy forr severe endometriosis and my doctor has given me hormones called Prometrium 200mg and vivelle-dot and those things gave me crazy mood swings so I took the patch off and stopped taking the prometrium. I have three little kids and I don't have time for the major mood swings and on top of that I run a daycare center. I just had my hysterectomy five weeks ago and I may have had five hot flashes all together.
I am sorry for your awful experience. The uterus appears to play a role in a woman's mood. Also, there is a 35 to 40% risk of ovarian failure after hysterectomy which can cause many symptoms including mood changes. Estrogen therapy may help. I became suicidally depressed after my hysterectomy and estrogen has made a big difference. It has also helped the other symptoms.
My doctors suggestion was a laproscoptic surgery to remove the cyst and I asked about a hysterectomy and he agreed to do as I wished. I had my utereus removed along with the cystic ovary and the fallapian tube on that side. Upon my wish the doctor left the other ovary and tube and cervix. I was informed by him later that because the cyst ended up being an endometrioma caused by endometriosis starting that I might later have the same trouble on the other ovary.
I wonder if it really is true can you get pregnant and carry a healthy child after a total hysterectomy. My partner and I would love to do this after having to have a hysterectomy. If anyone is out there please help at least with information.
Odd how her doctor has her on hormone replacements, but mine refuses to do so with the family history of breast cancer, heart disease and strokes. I appreciate you telling me about the Fem Ring. I am going to continue taking this Amberen because it really does seem to be helping me in so many ways right now. However, I will definitely talk to my PCP about the Fem Ring if this Amberen fails to keep working for me. I'm just afraid he would still tell me know with the estrogen hormone in it.
Plus you would not be left with all the negatives of a hysterectomy - increased risk of heart disease and bone fracture, 40% risk of ovaries shutting down, bladder and bowel issues such as prolapse and incontinence, loss of sexual function, and loss of pelvic skeletal integrity from severing of uterine ligaments (which destroys the figure and causes chronic back, hip, and rib cage pain). And if your ovaries DO fail, there is another whole set of issues.
Most good doctors these days do not recommend it, as you increase your risk later on of dementia, heart disease and bone loss. If she can hang on, they will shrink after menopause... and I can guarantee she will be glad she didn't do the hysterectomy. Do some research, such as Dr Christianne Northrup's books.
I am reading that even post menopausal ovaries can produce hormones that help with sex drive, and the prevention of heart disease. I feel like I am much more likely to die of heart disease, as both of my parents have heart issues. Other things I read say the ovaries and uterus are basically useless to me now and I should definitely have them taken out. Thoughts anyone?????
Statistical analysis showed that during the 25 years of follow-up, women who had removal of normal ovaries had a higher all-cause mortality rate, mainly from coronary heart disease and lung cancer. Although there was a lower incidence of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and in fact all cancers in the women who had their ovaries removed, the risk of death from cancer was higher. At no stage of the study was survival higher for the women whose ovaries were removed.
I have had stress tests, wore the personal heart monitor. I am 53 yrs old, way past menopause had a hysterectomy 21 years ago, no hormore therapy. Is there any medication I can take or test you would suggest I ask my local physican?
A preventive cardiologist specifically is trained to examine all of your possible risk factors for heart disease and try to minimize them. All cardiologist to some extent play this role, but in your case it may be good to see someone who specializes in this field. Have you ever heard of a case like mine? Yes. Often. Ive seen MIs in women as young as 29 and in men even younger.